Tag Archive for covert action

Obama nixed CIA regime change plan 

We have a prudent commander in chief in President Obama. Read more

Is it time to abolish the CIA?

The NYTimes.com asks: “Would the security needs of the United States be better served if the agency were dismantled?”

Three responses are especially apt. All of them note that CIA abuses of power are deeply rooted in the agency’s history, going back to the Kennedy presidency.

Read more

Truman v. CIA

A small data dump from the Harry S Truman Library, courtesy of a regular reader. Read more

From the Bay of Pigs to the ‘Bay of Tweets’

In the wake of a federal appellate court’s obtuse decision saving the CIA from embarrassment over ancient report on the agency’s epic fail at the Bay of Pigs 50 years ago, it is worth recalling the U.S. government’s latest botched covert action in Cuba.

From the Bay of Pigs to the ‘Bay of Tweets’ | Sarah Stephens.

‘Shadow Warfare’ coming in March

Larry Hancock’s new book, co-authored with Stuart Wexler, is called “Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars” and will be published by Counterpoint in March.

I just got my copy and am looking forward to sharing it with my students in my History of the CIA course at the University of California in the District of Columbia. Hancock is author of “Somebody Would Have Talked” about JFK’s assassination.

You can pre-order “Shadow Warfare” on Amazon.

Read more